Walt Disney World Ends Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World has announced today that they are ending the popular Star Wars Weekends event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Star Wars Weekends event at Disney's Hollywood Studios

The company says the reason is that with the upcoming construction on the new 14-acre Star Wars land, they won’t be able to offer Star Wars Weekends.

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Walt Disney World Announces Star Wars Weekends Guests and Details for 2015 #SWW2015

One of the biggest annual events at Walt Disney World is Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Full of celebrity encounters, characters, shows, merchandise, and more, it’s a Star Wars fan’s dream.

Star Wars Weekends - Jedi Mickey - photo by Michelle Snow

This year, Star Wars Weekends will be held over five weekends in May and June, with different celebrities from the Star Wars universe in attendence. Walt Disney World has finally announced the guests that will be attending, so mark your calendars for these dates:

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Dates Announced for Star Wars Weekends 2015 at Walt Disney World

Star Wars Weekends 2013 - Princess Minnie
Star Wars Weekends 2013 – Princess Minnie

Star Wars Weekends are one of the most popular annual events at Walt Disney World, and the dates for 2015 have finally been announced.

There will be five Star Wars Weekends, which will be held every weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from May 15-June 14, 2015:

  • Weekend I: May 15-17, 2015
  • Weekend II: May 22-24, 2015
  • Weekend III: May 29-31, 2015
  • Weekend IV: June 5-7, 2015
  • Weekend V: June 12-14, 2015

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Walt Disney World Announces 2014 Star Wars Weekends Lineup

Star Wars Weekends 2013 - Princess Minnie
Star Wars Weekends 2013 – Princess Minnie

Star Wars Weekends is one of the most popular Walt Disney World annual events, and this year will be no different.

The event takes place weekends from May 16 through June 15, and features celebrity appearances from those who have appeared in the Star Wars universe.

Here is the lineup for this year’s event:

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Walt Disney World To Debut Two Limited Time Star Wars Themed Dining Experiences on May 4, 2014

Just in time for this year’s Star Wars Weekends, Walt Disney World will be debuting two limited-time Star Wars themed dining experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Disney characters as Star Wars charactersBeginning May 4 – or as known in the Star War universe, Star Wars Day – guests will be able to partake in both breakfast and dinner with Disney characters dressed up in their best Star Wars garb.

Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast” will be held at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant. The screen, which normally shows classic drive-in trailers and ads, will show clips from the Star Wars saga as guests dine on breakfast. There will be characters present during the meal.

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Actor Mark Hamill Confirmed to Appear For First Time at Star Wars Weekends 2014 at Walt Disney World

Mark HamillWalt Disney World has announced the first guest for this year’s Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and it’s a big one…actor Mark Hamill.

Hamill portrayed the iconic Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episodes IV-VI, and this will be his first appearance at the event.

He is scheduled to appear during the fourth weekend, June 6-8, 2014. He will be participating in the daily “Legends of the Force” Star Wars-themed motorcade and in a featured talk show. Unfortunately, he will not be signing autographs.

More guests to be announced soon. Visit DisneyTheForce.com for more infomation.

Star Wars Weekends 2014 Expands to Five Weeks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars Weekends, one of the most popular theme park events in Orlando, is expanding in 2014 to five weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Star Wars WeekendsThis year’s theme is “Join the Rebellion,” and the event will take place every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on the following dates:

  • Weekend I: May 16 – 18, 2014
  • Weekend II: May 23 – 25, 2014
  • Weekend III: May 30 – June 1, 2014
  • Weekend IV: June 6 – 8, 2014
  • Weekend V: June 13 – 15, 2014

No guests have been listed yet, but James Arnold Taylor will return to Star Wars Weekends 2014 as the event’s official celebrity host. He is the voice of hundreds of animated characters, including Obi-Wan Kenobi on “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

Unfortunately word comes that Disney will be ending the popular Hyperspace Hoopla during Star Wars Weekends, replacing it with a nightly fireworks featuring Star Wars music. That’s sad as it was one of the main reasons I went every year. I loved the Hyperspace Hoopla and the dance-off.

Star Wars Weekend activities and guests are included with regular park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Out and About: Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 26, 2013

CitySurfing Orlando popped into Disney’s Hollywood Studios this holiday weekend and managed to catch the Star Wars Weekends version of Motorcade of Stars. Celebrity guests in the parade included Ray Park (Darth Maul) and Warwick Davis (Wicket the Ewok).

Here are some photos:

Star Wars Weekends 2013 - Ray Park
Star Wars Weekends 2013 – Ray Park
Star Wars Weekends 2013 - Warwick Davis
Star Wars Weekends 2013 – Warwick Davis
Star Wars Weekends 2013 - Jedi Mickey
Star Wars Weekends 2013 – Jedi Mickey

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